MCPD now accepting job applications

MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Police Department is actively hiring for the position of Probationary Police Officer and is now accepting applications. Starting salary is $42,494.01 and, after the first year, increases to $45,836.46 plus additional benefits. On Saturday, Aug. 24, at 9 a.m. the MCPD we will conduct applicant testing at the police station. Applications are due prior to Aug. 18. Michigan City residents are prefered and the department will be hiring several people in the following six months. Applications can be downloaded at or picked up at the station. Completed application and copies of supporting documentation should be sent to: Michigan City Police Civil Service Commission, 100 E. Michigan Blvd., Michigan City, IN 46360.


MC Board of Works meets on Monday

MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Board of Public Works & Safety will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd.


Long Beach Finance Committee to meet

LONG BEACH – The Budget and Finance Committee of the town of Long Beach will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 15, at the Town Hall, 2400 Oriole Trail in Long Beach. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call 219-874-6616.


Donations sought for Grand Prix silent auction

MICHIGAN CITY – Visit Michigan City LaPorte is seeking donations to the 2019 Great Lakes Grand Prix Silent Auction. All proceeds will go to Michigan City Emergency Management/ Homeland Security volunteers, whose mission is to minimize the impact of catastrophic events on the community. La Porte County Emergency Management trains citizens to be prepared to quickly act by providing professional and proper emergency service and safety.

The 10th anniversary race in 2018 pumped more than $12.4 million into La Porte County's economy, and had an all-time high attendance of more than 190,000 for the three-day event. Visit Michigan City La Porte spokeswoman Jane Daley said donating to the auction is a great way to promote your business, and they are especially interested in overnight stay vouchers or gift certificates that encourage visitors to return to the area. Visit Michigan City La Porte is a not-for-profit 501C6 entity and donations are tax deductible. For more information or to get a sponsorship form, contact Daley or 219-872-5055.


Back to school party for educators

MICHIGAN CITY – Peepers is teaming up with the Unity Foundation of La Porte County for its annual Peepers For Teachers initiative to provide assistance to schools in La Porte County. Peepers usually donates school supplies or hosts breakfasts for teachers, but this year will try something new to kick off the school year. On July 25, from 5-7 p.m., a Peepers For Teachers Parking Lot Party will be held at the Peepers office parking lot at 9935 E. U.S. 12 in Michigan City.

The event for school teachers, school administrators and staff will feature refreshments, outdoor games, raffle, and the giving away of free reading glasses. Local musician Brittany Lee Moffitt will also perform. The event is free but a school ID must be shown. RSVP to


Morse Memorial scholarship winners

La PORTE – High school seniors from Wanatah and Mill Creek were winners of 2019 Robert M. Morse Memorial 4-H Scholarships, presented by the La Porte County Fair Board at the 10-year member breakfast on July 6. Each winner received $1,500.

Kirsten Lambert, daughter of Brian and Jennifer Lambert of Mill Creek, is a 10 year member of the Pleasant Clovers 4-H Club, who has taken over 70 projects while in 4-H. She has served as officer in her local club as well as county clubs, attended several 4-H trips, and participated in judging contests. She plans to attend Ancilla College to study Animal Science.

Katelyn Rudolph, daughter of Joe and Renee Rudolph of Wanatah is a 10 year member of the Cass Champions 4-H Club. She has taken more than 60 projects while in 4-H, and has served as president, vice president, treasurer, devotion leader and health & safety leader for her club. She has attended many 4-H trips and participated in judging contests. She plans to attend Purdue University and study Agricultural Communications.

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